Saturday, April 28, 2018

Vellum Rose

This card all started out with a piece of tissue paper that had been laying around from one of the wrappings from a birthday gift.  I have seen people using tissue paper on their backgrounds before and had never tried it.  I started out with crumpling my tissue paper to get some nice creases going.  Then flattened it back out but not too much, I wanted to leave some good texture.  I then took a little container I had of dried colorburst I had used on another project and added some Modge Podge to it and it worked perfect to moisten the dried ink and I used that on my piece of watercolor paper to hold down the tissue paper to the cardstock, I also added some to the top of the panel too, gave it a little more intense color.  I let this panel dry over night.

The next day I rubbed some Nuvo mousse over the raised areas so the creases would stand out a little more, I had a little left over on my finder so I applied what was left to the edges also.

Next I cut several Rose sizes from my die out of patterned vellum and cut the leaves and the happy die from glitter paper, I also cut the happy 3 other times from white cardstock to give the sentiment some height.  The gold gems are quite thick but since I was hand delivering this to my girlfriend who LOVES pink, I didn't worry about it going through the mail.

Here is a closeup to see the texture.

Spellbinders - A2 matting basics A and Rose Creation dies
Tissue paper with Modge podge and Colorburst mixed for background
Nuvo Mousse - Indian Gold, rubbed on creases
My Favorite things - Label Maker sentiment stamp and Happy Greetings die
Basic Grey - Brad
DCWV - Gold glitter paper
Gold Gems

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!



Darlene said...

WOW!! Gorgeous!

Louca por porcelana said...

Pretty card.Have a lovely weekend!

Lowcarb team member said...

This really is a stunning looking card.
What a super colour the background is.

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Once again in the UK the weather has turned much cooler with rain about!!! I'm hoping the new month of May (when it arrives) may bring a little sunshine.

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

very nice technique connie, a beautiful idea for the background. i have worked with vellum and it can be tricky but looks really pretty on this card!!!

Linda Walker said...

Oh wow Connie, this card is just lovely!

Kim said...

Your experimenting with crumpled tissue paper has worked a treat. It looks wonderful as a background to that pretty flower. I love the colours you used in this card, so very pretty.

Donna Phelan said...

Oh WOW! What a beautiful background AND gorgeous Vellum flower! This creation is beyond spectacular, Connie! STUNNING!

Beth Norman said...

Wow, you did a lot of work to create such a pretty background. Nicely done Connie. I love your flower too.

Janice said...

This is a beautiful card, such a fabulous design. I love how you’ve achieved the background, stunning colour too!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! This is gorgeous, Connie! Methinks I need to add some of the gold Nuvo mousse to my wish list. Fantastic how it brought out the texture of the crumpled tissue. What a beautiful background you made, and love that pretty vellum flower!

Lady Jane said...

pretty, pretty, pretty.... hugs, lj